Lebanese Jester

Me, my Lebanon, and I.com weblog

R.I.P Lebanon 1943-2008.

The past ten days were hell (for personal reasons). I felt so angry on so many levels; I even questioned God and his wisdom. As I was getting closure and trying to revert back to normal life; I was slapped with yet a greater evil than death; the evil of those who inflict death. “Samir Al Kuntar”.
Being incapacitated (due to a minor motorbike incident) I spent the afternoon glued to my TV set watching the shameful parade being broadcasted on many local and Arab TV stations. A child killer was given a hero’s welcome, and Lebanon (my country) has once more shown to the CIVILIZED world that it was nothing more than 10452 Km2 of scum. “al silah zinat al rijal” I heard uttered from the mouth of our “divine leader”. Emile (in all his glory) was drooling (or smiling, I could never tell the difference). Suleiman, Saniora and Berri were anxiously waiting at “Hariri’s” airport the return of their prodigal son, even Georges Adwan took part in this shameful celebration. A few hours earlier we had the privilege of seeing our newly elected government members (all dressed in white) parade at the Baabda palace for the inaugural picture. Maybe they should have waited a few hours so that Kuntar could join. After hearing his speech (in well spoken Arabic) it would not have surprised me.
Hizbollah has won, and has taken over MY country.
A battalion of “moukawimin” in full army gear was a cruel reminder that 120000 (accounted for) martyrs have died in vain.
Saad Hariri’s stupid smile (and his goatee) is another clear sign of defeat.
George Adwan’s presence at the “festivities” is a clear picture of whose (tied arse) you should lick in fear.
Walid Jumblat’s (but not Ghazi Al Aaridi, his lackey) absence (today, but not tomorrow) is an indication of whom is dictating the future of MY country.
Michel Aoun (the demented general) I don’t even need to comment !
Nasser Kandil was the epitome of days supposedly gone (but not forgotten).
Last but not least, Olmert , for having plunged Lebanon (once again) deep into the abyss.
Full honours were deployed, even the presidential “helicopter” since we cannot afford an “air force one”; only to see that the Lebanese government (with all its institutions) was over shadowed by the Hizb’s military machine (even a cavalry).
Kiss ikhtkoun killkoun (politicians that is), starting with the LF and ending with Ali Kanso in his white safari suite.
Mr. Chamoun was the only voice of reason today, for he has said what (I hope) many of us feel.
I am Lebanese with a dual nationality (second being British) , and today I feel ashamed of my citizenship of birth.

Today, I feel the pain and the disappointment of the Haran family. Moreover I cry for all those who died (Lebanese) during the 15 years of civil war for their (at times twisted) notion of a free Lebanon.
Fuck you all who rejoiced today.I am Lebanese, and you are NOT !
Bite me!



July 16, 2008 - Posted by | Hizbollah, Israel, Lebanon, Michel Suleiman, Samir Kuntar


  1. You just stated the reasons why I left…I just would like to point out that Lebanon died in 1975, and no matter how imperfect it was, it was much better than it is nowadays.

    Comment by Kheireddine | July 16, 2008

  2. Sad to hear that all the Lebanese I’d actually want as my neighbors are gone or going.

    Comment by Shay | July 17, 2008

  3. My condolences, Marillion on a personal level. About todays incident, forget it, tomorrows news will make today fade.

    I’ll make a post especially for you on Sunday. A good listening that soothes 🙂

    Comment by Jester | July 17, 2008

  4. I feel with you.
    Yesterday’s CNN headline was literally “Lebanon welcomes child killer”, I wished i was an ostrich.

    Comment by Lebanese | July 17, 2008

  5. @ Jester,

    Thank you for the sentiments and words, truely appreciated.

    Comment by Marillionlb | July 17, 2008

  6. Yesterday’s CNN headline was literally “Lebanon welcomes child killer”, I wished i was an ostrich.

    …oh yeah? well yesterday i wished for first time IN MY LIFE that I was NOT lebanese!

    damn them all!

    Comment by shunkleash | July 17, 2008

  7. No words to explain our feelings in this day of infamy. To see all the government, from the President down to the lowest scumbag aligned in wait at the Airport to welcome a murderer, made me feel so sick. Lebanon is indeed gone… Sad … Too sad

    Comment by Isaac | July 17, 2008

  8. No words to explain our feelings in this day of infamy. To see all the government, from the President down to the lowest scumbag aligned in wait at the Airport to welcome a murderer, made me feel so sick. Lebanon is indeed gone… Sad … Too sad

    Comment by Isaac | July 17, 2008

  9. It's all just stories. We're well used to it. Choose your words, spin your story: Occupiers, terrorists, fighters, murderers, defense, resistance.

    These words just tell us where you stand in the argument. But this time the words sting a little more. I suppose I cannot comment on truth. Maybe Samir was framed. For what it's worth, I have some faith in the trial of Samir Kuntar but that is neither here nor there.

    All that doesn't matter. 2 bodies, a half crazed man. A few more bits of meat. It's all just part of the story.

    In Israel, no one doubts that Samir murdered a little girl, brutally & coldly. Everyone doubts that the Lebanese believe otherwise. So the story, the only thing that matters, is Lebanon glorifying this man. The man from the story. The only man that matters.

    A little girl from the 70s or the countless other individuals we forget are not important. Neither is the real Samir. But the story is very important.

    I think that IDF soldiers were probably not executed as claimed by the grieving father. But that means that they were taken dead. Bodies were taken. That is another, ugly story. A story of an enemy that steals bodies from a battlefield to auction them back.

    I’m sure there are other stories. Stories of a brave warrior framed for the murder of a child. I don’t know if that story is believed. I hope it is. I hope that those parades were full of people celebrating the return of a good brave man. But for what its worth I think at least some of them were celebrating the return of the same Samir that Israel released.

    Comment by nethy | July 22, 2008

  10. Before electric rc helicopters, indoor flights and flights in your own backyard were next to impossible. Now, they are quick and easy. Newer versions are so small that even flying in the bedroom is possible. The smaller size of these airplane means that it is easier to transport as well. However, for pilots who prefer big aircrafts, there are electric helicopters as big as.50 size gas models available. The original Open Tee was the most addictive of thePS‘s launch titles, and the follow-up is just as satisfying. Micro Flashled flashlights operates on three standard, replaceable, AAA-cell-type alkaline batteries. Since flashlights are 80-90% more energy efficient than incandescent lamps, the unit operates 20-30 times longer than the comparable incandescent flashlight, providing up to 96 hours or 4 days of continuous illumination at a diminishing light output rate. It retains 50% of its light output after one hour of continuous use.

    Comment by Anonymous | September 8, 2008

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: